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Big updates on Paramount+’s Avatar: The Last Airbender movies, shows and Netflix’s live-action reboot

September 6th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Some big news for fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender series tonight…

We’ve known for a while now that we were going to be getting a lot more Avatar: The Last Airbender content in the future from Paramount+ and now we have some idea of what that will mean… and that’s not even including the Netflix live-action series being developed.

Creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are “well on their way” in the development of new movies and shows set in the Avatar and Kora universe as revealed by Brian Robbins, president and CEO of Nickelodeon and chief content officer of kids and family for Paramount+.

“One of the other big projects that we’re working on, on the theatrical front is Avatar. We signed a deal to bring the original creators of Avatar back into the studios. They started Avatar Studios, and they’re well on their way in development on a series of CG films and a new Avatar series,” Robbins said.

This is the first time we’ve learned that the movies will be CGI instead of traditional animation like the previous two shows.

It’s not entirely clear from his phrasing if the series will be CGI too or if it will just be the movie projects.

On top of this, Netflix were developing a live-action reboot of the Avatar series without DiMartino and Konietzko who were attached but then left, saying: “Look, things happen. Productions are challenging. Unforeseen events arise. Plans have to change. And when those things have happened at other points during my career, I try to be like an Air Nomad and adapt. I do my best to go with the flow, no matter what obstacle is put in my way. But even an Air Nomad knows when it’s time to cut their losses and move on.”

The Netflic series has revealed its core cast, left, in the shape of Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley and Dallas Liu will play the four lead characters, Aang, Katara, Sokka and Zuko, respectively.

Exciting time for fans of Aang and the gang – no rhyme intended –  as it seems Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra were just the beginning.

How do you feel about CGI Avatar and how about the cast of the Netflix series? Let me know all your thoughts, gang.

Source: ViacomCBS

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….